The Saudi Embassy in the United States and the Consulate General in Houston have vehemently denied any involvement of Saudi nationals in the recent assault incident at Glenside Middle School, where a girl wearing a hijab was reportedly attacked.
Contrary to media and social media reports, the Saudi missions clarified that after thorough investigations and collaboration with American authorities, there is no evidence confirming the victim’s Saudi nationality.
The incident, which gained widespread attention after being reported by the Associated Press and covered by various media outlets, unfolded at Glenside Middle School. The victim, a girl who had been at the school for two months, was captured on video being placed in a headlock and forcibly shoved to the ground near lockers.
In an official statement, the Saudi Embassy and the Consulate General emphasized their commitment to verifying the facts surrounding the incident. They revealed that, following comprehensive investigations and communication with relevant American authorities, no information had been found confirming the victim’s Saudi citizenship. Furthermore, neither the embassy nor the consulate had received any reports indicating the involvement of a Saudi citizen in the assault.
The Saudi missions expressed their dedication to the security and safety of all Saudi citizens residing in the United States. They assured continued cooperation with American authorities to ensure the accurate understanding and resolution of the incident, underscoring their ongoing commitment to upholding the well-being of the Saudi community in the country.*